Comic 579 - Chapter 22 Clothes

21st Aug 2014, 7:51 PM in Special
Chapter 22 Clothes
Average Rating: 5 (7 votes)
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Jocelyn 21st Aug 2014, 7:51 PM edit delete
Most of the time, when I start a new "not-in-school" scene, I kinda just think up the character's outfit on the fly when I'm drawing them for the first time. For one reason or another, I decided to plan ahead a little bit with Chapter 22 (probably because I had to have everybody's design available to me for the chapter page), so I drew this back when we were maybe halfway through Chapter 21.

Many of them went through no further changes after this. Kylie, Rudy, Rain, Emily and Ana are presented in the chapter as they are shown here. Maria and Gavin went through some minor changes. Chanel saw many major changes.

Maria was originally planned to experiment with her growing hair. I definitely wanted her hair tied back, but my first thought was pigtails. The more I looked at it though, the more I really didn't like that look on her. Maybe I'll try again as her hair gets longer (I seemed to like her Pandora hair way back the Halloween party, so it may yet work again).

Gavin's change is subtle, and might not even be noticed by most. In the chapter, his shirt depicts a sideview of the head of Mad GigaKaizer X. Here though, we see his shirt has a cross-like symbol. It's yet another subtle reference to one of my other story concepts, called Impure (that symbol being a particularly significant object from the story). The reason for the change is mostly because I hadn't mentioned Mad GigaKaizer X in a long time, so I wanted a reference (however subtle) to at least be there (especially, when there's a whole anime convention arc coming in the near future). Not to mention, the Impure thing wouldn't actually mean a heck of a lot to most people (besides me). Although, with that in mind, that symbol has made an appearance in the story somewhat recently. ;)

Chanel experienced several overhauls for over a month leading up to her appearance in the chapter. I knew I wanted to give her a gothic lolita-ish dress for her date with Maria, but apparently, that's not my strong suit. It went through a number redesigns before coming out the way it finally did (I think this was the first design, but I don't seem to still have the others). I ended up sharing what would end up being the final design on my personal Facebook page, not saying who would be wearing it, to see what people thought. My friends seemed to like it, so I felt like I finally had a winner.

I know my designs aren't terribly complex, but I do try my best to change things up once in a while to keep things interesting. So I hope you like this. ^_^
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GFChris 21st Aug 2014, 11:23 PM edit delete reply
While I like them all, I really like both Chanel and Rain's dresses!
Guest 22nd Aug 2014, 1:00 AM edit delete reply
I like them. I love watching how much your art has been improving over time as well. :)
j-eagle12212012 22nd Aug 2014, 10:23 AM edit delete reply
You are an incredible artist. I enjoy the fact that your art is constantly evolving.
Doc Mesa 22nd Aug 2014, 1:47 PM edit delete reply
I want that octoplushie.
/ 22nd Aug 2014, 4:39 PM edit delete reply
So do i!
GFChris 22nd Aug 2014, 8:23 PM edit delete reply
I do too, it's so cute!
Jax Rhapsody 5th Sep 2014, 5:49 AM edit delete reply
Stop trying to make it all complicated, it's just clothes. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm trying to come up with a title, and what the characters will look like other than ballons and stick figures. Yep, that was a really crappy joke about your clothes choices compared to my non-existant unnamed characters for an untitled manga I've "started." Really crappy, crappy joke, I blame 5:45am. Yep. It's mornings fault...sigh...
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